Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
It's a guy riding the horse. And the road could easily be behind a fence and probably is. He's riding in a halter and they're goofing off and having fun - the horse really doesn't look all that troubled. Probably stupid for teaching her to buck, but I have a WAY bigger problem from the "abuse" factor with the second video then the third. TRAIN YOUR ANIMAL. There is no excuse for that sort of out of control behavior in the showring.
The first one is kind of iffy - yes, kids should learn, but WHY exactly are you video taping your child obviously about to get kicked? That's a big horse and a tiny fragile leg. Go find a miniature to kick him. I get if kids don't listen, but the dad tries ONCE to tell him "don't go behind" and kids flat out don't understand half the time - if I had a nickel for every kid over 7 I've told to hold their hand flat when feeding treats that curls their fingers up at the last second. I hope he wasn't seriously hurt, but that's a lousy way to teach your kid. That could have easily been a shattered kneecap and a disabled kid. I'm all for life lessons, but that just seemed like a pretty lousy delibrate setup.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.